Aleksandar Mitrovic In Big Demand – Will Leave Newcastle In January

Aleksandar Mitrovic hasn’t had a look-in at Newcastle this season, and with the team finding goals difficult to come by, it’s a bit of a mystery why Rafa hasn’t played Mitro more this season.

But he hasn’t, and in our last game against Bournemouth, Rafa preferred to bring on Ayoze Perez and Jacob Murphy in the second half and Mitro was left on the bench.

So given that Rafa doesn’t want to play the Serbian International, it seems sensible to at least get some money for him in January as long as we can bring in another striker.

Mitrovic has been in good goalscoring form for Serbia and has now scored 9 goals in the last 11 Internationals and he scored this week against China with a header in the 1-0 win.

There’s also news in Serbia that Mitrovic will leave Newcastle in January.

The report is in Mondo and says the player is dissatisfied with the playing time he has been getting at the club.

It also says that he doesn’t feel he has the confidence of manager Rafa Benitez.

The report is that both Brighton and Southampton are now interested in signing the player in January and being Premier League clubs, maybe they can come up with a decent transfer fee for him.

Mitrovic was signed from Anderlecht in the summer of 2015 for around £13M, and Rafa would want more than that if he sells him in January.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 17 goals and has 10 assists in 68 appearances for Newcastle.

This season he has made three appearances and scored 2 goals.

Here’s Mitro’s goal against China this week – in case you missed it.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Mitro will be a great buy for most clubs…he’ll be a miss if he leaves…

    Especially if the kind of players we’ll get are the Joselu of this world!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    *the Joselus of this world

  • c-dog

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    hibbitodjo, cat got your tongue? Haw!!! Hahahaha

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    That would be silly now wouldn’t it. Selling Mitro to replace him with, Danny Graham or Connor Whickham, you’d like to think that wouldn’t happen.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Are you bladeusers?

  • c-dog

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Nov 11, 2017 at 8:10 AM
    Comment #161
    just one of many of your posts

    Nov 4, 2017 at 4:50 PM
    Comment #198
    F@&k Rafa. Poor management

    He owes us an answer


    Nov 11, 2017 at 8:12 AM
    Comment #162
    Nov 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Comment #157

    C-dog was one the clowns shouting for Rafa’s head earlier in the week !!!!

    Don’t think you’ve backed up your argument on head calling hibbitodjo

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    I actually checked back
    Hibbit is wrong
    C-dog was really on Joselu’s case last Saturday
    defo wasn’t OTT with his criticism of Rafa

  • c-dog

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Jail, I’m just c-dog. I like to have debates here and don’t care who’s right and who’s wrong. It’s a discussion and a beauty of being fans. I don’t however like insulting someone because of their opinion. I will of course insult back if I get one first. And keep going at it based on being insulted first.

    For sure I’m pro Rafa. But I’m a strong believer that Joselu isn’t befitting of a place at our club. We struggled so much to clear deadwood off the books to sign deadwood in Joselu. Hibbitodjo referred to me as a clown. Fine. He made a point which is a lie and backed it up with something that doesn’t back up what he said. I just wanna see Mitrovic get a shot.

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    This guy however

    Nov 4, 2017 at 4:51 PM
    Comment #208
    F@@k you rafa your so much up your owen arse up tosser no one can stuck up ffor rafa after this

  • c-dog

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Fully understand we lack quality in certain areas. Fully understand it was a difficult window. Fully believe Raf knows best. But I still have an opinion and this is a quality spot to discuss opinions.

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Nov 4, 2017 at 4:52 PM
    Comment #212
    The bubble has bust

  • ShirebrookToon

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #12

    I will be wearing my Poppy and my Veterans badge with pride today.

    We will remember them!

    Lest we forget!

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    And this divvy

    Nov 4, 2017 at 4:53 PM
    Comment #217
    Sack him.
    Hes been pardewed

  • jane

    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    even though Joselu is never going to score a lot of goals up until the last couple of matches the team was doing better than expectations. it’s unlikely that the team could have done any better if Mitrovic had been playing instead of Joselu. Rafa sees the bigger picture.

    the last couple of games have been narrow defeats and the probable reason for the subs against Bournemouth was more to stop Bournemouth dominating more than win the match.

  • jane

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    if Mitrovic doesn’t go in January and continues to have limited playing time he may have a great world cup finals as he will be so fresh compared to most players there and this may be contributing factor to his international form of late.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Jib 8th day where do i say i want rafas head yes bubble has bust on our run but where do i say i want his head you still cant show me as i did not say that sily man

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #17

    More nonsense from guys who are obsessive of rafa that they can’t see the wood from the trees. I don’t give a damn how many champions leagues rafa won, mitro deserves some sort of chance. That doesn’t have to mean he starts but this is getting silly. Guys here defending rafa as though mitro was just signed from Accrington reserves, instead of seeing him as a Serbian international with a half ok scoring record.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #18

    Tell you what jib your so far up you own arse iam supprised you can dick head again you still coming for me bring it on

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 11, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    There again better watch what i do as you says i play hi ho silver linning 60s i belive you must be a old fart


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